MOBBING IN ACADEME

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KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for August 2014:

Classic:
Hide! Hide! Witch!
The good folks come to burn thee,
their keen enjoyment hid behind
a gothic mask of duty.
Mark Clifton, 1953.

 

Direct:
Mobbing among birds and mammals should not be seen as a metaphor for what happens among us humans. It should instead be recognized as the same thing, the same bursting forth of two instincts at once: the instinct to join with others in an unusually cohesive group, and the instinct to destroy a target.
"Mobbing: a Natural Fact,"lecture, University of Graz, Austria, 2007.

 

Garden moment for August: a blaze of Maggie Daley astilbe, with chocolate sedum in the background.


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First published, 1 September 2002.